The Crime Writers' Association

John Creasey (New Blood) 2021

John Vercher
Three-Fifths
shortlisted
Pushkin Press

Amazon

Two friends: one passing as white but mixed race; the other (recently released from prison) white but wishing he were black. A sensitive and powerful exploration of race and identity, set in 1990s Pittsburgh at the time of the O J Simpson trial. Uncomfortably realistic.